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National Youth Leadership Training logoNational Youth Leadership Training at Big Horn

Be Prepared to Lead the Way

What is National Youth Leadership Training?

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT @ Big Horn) is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

The NYLT @ Big Horn Course is leadership training experience sponsored by the Denver Area Council and held annually at Tahosa High Adventure Base near Ward, Colorado. The training is conducted by highly qualified youth staff under the supervision of adult advisors.

The course models a month in the life of a unit. The training consists of six days of Scout activities culminating in an overnight outpost camp.

For more information please contact or email Course Coordinator Jason Pettis, 720-515-5793. Additional information from Program Team Administrative Specialist JoLynne Conrad, 720-266-2143.


2019 was a great year for NYLT! See you next year!

Interested in being part of the NYLT 2020 staff? Get your name in the mix! Use one of the forms linked below to be considered for either a youth staff or an adult staff position for the 2020 season. Applicants will be part of the pool of candidates used to build the NYLT 2020 Leadership team. Application does not guarantee a position on NYLT staff. For those selected, additional forms and fees will be required, including a per-person charge to partially cover meal expenses.

2020 NYLT Youth Staff Interest Form | 2020 NYLT Adult Staff Interest Form